• Servings 4-6
  • Prep 70 min
  • Cuisine
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Octopus Squid and Shrimp in Olive Oil


  • 1 lb of octopus
  • 1 lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb of squid, cut into rings
  • 3/4  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thinly
  • kosher salt to taste
  • butter lettuce cups for serving

This is super simple recipe the is commonly eaten in Mediterranean countries. The key is to poach the seafood for only a few minutes to prevent it from getting tough.


  • Cut the octopus into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • Shell and devein the shrimp, then cut the squid into 1/4 inch rings.
  • In a large saute pan fill with water and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling add the octopus and boil for 1 hour.
  • Remove the octopus and add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.
  • In a colander, drain the seafood and place under cold running water.
  • Add the seafood to a large bowl and season lightly with salt.
  • Add the onions and lime juice and mix well.
  • Serve in butter lettuce cups.

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